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Jamie Chung Cast as Teleporter Blink in Fox's Marvel Drama Pilot

Jamie Chung, who most recently portrayed Vicki Vale’s Aunt Valerie on the DC Comics-based Gotham, is officially joining the Marvel TV universe.

The Once Upon a Time alum has been cast as Clairce Fong aka Blink in Fox’s untitled Marvel drama pilot, Deadline reports.

The pilot, written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, is said to focus on two ordinary parents who discover that their children have mutant abilities. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. X-Men vet Bryan Singer serves as an executive producer on the project, and is confirmed to direct the pilot. It is said to share DNA with Marvel’s X-Men films.

Chung’s Blink is described as a strong and sarcastic figure whose exuberant personality takes a hit after an unexpected “traumatic upheaval.” She joins the previously cast Blair Redford (Switched at Birth), who portrays the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground group. Bingbing Fan played Blink in the big screen’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Chung can next been seen in a recurring role on Hulu dramedy Casual, which returns for its third season in May.

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  1. Nathan Everett says:

    Trying not to scream

  2. slayerangel78 says:

    Looking forward to this more and more. She played a decent Mulan on OUAT. And Blink didn’t get nearly enough screen time in DOFP.

  3. John036 says:

    This is fitting because I’m pretty sure I read somewhere they modeled Blink in DOFP after her.

    • slayerangel78 says:

      Actually, I think it was Jubilee. They were originally going to add her to the group but changed their minds.http://reappropriate.co/2014/06/why-im-glad-jubilee-wasnt-in-x-men-days-of-future-past/

      • Josh says:

        Neither make sure sense. How could two characters created in the 80’s/90’s be modeled after an actress in her 20’s?

        • Erik says:

          The character in the comics weren’t modeled after her. But the appearance for jubilee had she appeared in dofp would have been.

        • Klarm says:

          Blink was created in the late 90s as part of the Phalanx Covenant storyline, she was a teen then, Jamie is 33. Blink was 16-ish around 94. Not that comics follow any agreement that someone can’t stay the same age for years during publication, but Blink and Jamie would be the same age.
          Also….what’s your point?
          LOVE this news. Is Blair Redford playing Warpath? I hope he’s actually native american because there will be outrage over a non-“this ethicity” playing a “that ethnicity” – Just like when Iris West was cast with Candice Patton…..oh wait…

          • Klarm says:

            * EDIT!!!!!! Before any trolls says it, Phalanx Covenant was 1994, so mid 90s, not late 90s.

          • slayerangel78 says:

            I got the feeling they were going with Forge for Blair Redford. They said the character’s name was Sam. Warpath’s real name is James, while Forge’s name has never been revealed.

          • skyebright8 says:

            Blair is of Native American descent

  4. Brian says:

    I don’t care about the race changes (especially with a character who has purple skin), but it is annoying when they even change the characters’ names to accommodate it. Her name is Clarice Ferguson, not Claire Fong.

    • johnhelvete says:

      Tvline article has the first name wrong, she is still going to be Clarice. Changing the last name to accommodate the racial background of the actor seems like a non issue to me.

    • quang says:

      This isn’t really a race change. Blink was crated by anime enthusiast Joe Madureira, and turned her into a ninja-girl the first chance he got, hence the reason why she has always been cast as Asian.

  5. TJCrinc says:

    “untitled Marvel drama pilot” my ass. the description is kind of specific. youve got mutants, they are underground. Its the Morlocks.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting of Jamie playing Blink on the show. Glad she is staying in comic book world more after being on Gotham.